I’ll Be Back, I’m Just Trying to Catch My Breath



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So, last week I missed publishing a new post for the first time since starting this blog in September of 2014. I’m busy trying to scale my business to the next level and it is far harder than I imagined. There are days I wonder if I made the right choice (my low days) and then there are days that I feel like King of the World (my highs).

I have a level of anxiety that I have never before experienced. It’s stressful to be responsible for the livelihood of others – the buck truly does stop here. It’s hard right now but I know the juice will be worth the squeeze. I’m grateful that I took it easy through the holidays last year and the decision to take a couple of weeks off was money!

I’m thankful for my wife being so supportive and understanding during this new chapter in our lives. I really couldn’t do this without her. She is picking up a lot of slack running our personal lives, especially when it comes to Baby GYFG.

I have so many things to share and you know I will as soon as I find a little more balance. At the very least I will be publishing my monthly financial updates for the next few months.

Keep checking in and stay with me for the ride.

Onward & Upward!

– Gen Y Finance Guy

Gen Y Finance Guy

Hey, I’m Dom - the man behind the cartoon. You’ll notice that I sign off as "Gen Y Finance Guy" on all my posts, due to the fact that I write this blog anonymously (at least for now). I like to think of myself as the Chief Freedom Officer here of my little corner of the internet. In the real world, I’m a former 30-something C-Suite executive turned entrepreneur turned capital allocator. I am trying to humanize finance by sharing my own journey to Financial Freedom. I believe in total honesty and transparency. That is why before I ever started blogging, I decided that I would share all of my own financial stats. I do this not to brag, but instead to inspire motivate, and also to hold myself accountable. My goal is to be a beacon of hope, motivation, and inspiration, for you, the reader, by living life by example and sharing it all here on the blog. My sincere hope is that you will be able to learn from me - both from my successes and my failures! Read More



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  1. GYFG, you never need to explain yourself, and I do appreciate you checking in with us readers. Appreciate reading about the gratitude you have for Mrs. GYFG and your progeny’s upbringing.

    Rooting for you!

    1. I know I don’t need to explain myself, the post was more about capturing the human side of this journey. It’s easy in blogging and social media to only broadcast the highlight reel that makes everything seem perfect. Part of this blog’s mission is to “humanize” finance. We all have struggles. Not everything is rainbows and butterflies. But it’s the bitter that makes us appreciate the sweet.

      It was actually prompted when a friend and employee of mine made a comment “oh damn, Dom is human” because not many people get to witness those moments where self-doubt penetrates my optimism forcefield temporarily. They don’t see the struggle, only the end result. This friend has had a peek behind the curtain since he has been living in the GYFG household for the past five months.

      He reminded me how easy it is for people to put you on a pedestal when they see a small set of clips of your life.

      I appreciate your support as always.

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